Saturday, July 20, 2019

Osteopathic Psychosomatic Techniques

Did you know National Academy of Osteopathy is the only osteopathy school in Canada teaching osteopathic psychosomatic techniques?

Manual osteopath, Professor Elias Abdel-Ahad is our technique professor covering these interesting techniques that have many benefits including helping people with chronic pain. 


Monday, June 24, 2019

NAO President meets with Prime Minister

National Academy of Osteopathy president, Honorable, Dr Shawn Pourgol, minister of education for the Southern Cherokee Nation and the Red Fire People (SCNRFP) travelled to Helen, Georgia in the United States to meet with SCNRFP Prime Minister, Chief Usti.

Minister Pourgol also received his tribal identification card directly from Prime Minister. The SCNRFP Tribal ID card allows the holder to travel between Canada, USA and Mexico without a passport. It also exempts the holder from paying personal income tax in US.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

American College of Physical Medicine Accepts NAO

We are happy to announce that National Academy of Osteopathy students can now join the American College of Physical Medicine.

The American College of Physical Medicine is a medical association open to manual osteopaths and other health professionals.

To apply for membership please contact ACPM directly at: Thank you.

NAO president's first trip to USA as a Minister of Education

National Academy of Osteopathy president, Honorable Dr Shawn Pourgol, The Minister of Education for the State of SCNRFP has been invited to Helen, Georgia in US, for a round of government meeting by the Prime Minister of the State of Southern Cherokee Nation and the Red Fire People.

Minister Pourgol has been given citizenship to the Nation prior to being appointed their minister of education by the Prime Minister, Dr Usti.

The Cherokee are the majority people of this Nation and constitute most government officials of this State. However the Red Fire People are the high priests tasked with keeping the sacred knowledge of creator. They are the keepers of "red fire" the ancient wisdom. The head of the state is a member of Red Fire People.

Honor, pride and integrity are the driving forces of the Cherokee People. Love of the mother earth and protecting it, is what the Red Fire People have been doing in the past 3,500 years.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

NAO President Chosen as Minister of Education!

Congratulations to National Academy of Osteopathy president, Honorable Dr Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD, for being chosen as the Minister of Education for the Southern Cherokee Nation in the United States.

This is a the first time in history a manual osteopath is chosen as a minister of education.

We wish all the best for Minister Pourgol. 

Monday, April 29, 2019

OCPCC Clinic # 251 Opened in Burnaby, British Columbia

We are happy to announce that osteopath manual osteopath, Raphael Limsico, DOMP represents the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in the city of Burnaby (British Columbia) in Canada.
Raphael is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy as well as being a member of Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners and other associations.

OCPCC ( was founded in September 2017 and became operational in January 2018. With 251 locations in 24 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa) OCPCC is now the largest privately owned chronic pain and osteopathy clinic in the world.

All manual osteopaths joining OCPCC are chronic pain specialists who have graduated from one of our three schools, the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (USA), or National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

Welcome to OCPCC Rafpael! We are happy to have you in our team!

Clinic # 251
7818 6th Street, Burnaby, B.C., Canada V3N 4N8
Tel.: 604-876-4948

Thursday, April 18, 2019

I studied in two other osteopathy colleges for close to three years before switching to NAO

We graduate successful manual osteopaths! Here is a beautiful letter from one of our students at NAO and NUMSS who is also a member of OCPCC:

Choosing National Academy of Osteopathy was the best decision I made. I studied in two other osteopathy colleges for close to three years before switching to NAO. The other colleges had too much theory, a lot of useless philosophy, not enough techniques and no business lectures at all. They were also a lot more expensive than NAO.

I am always grateful for having Dr Pourgol in my life. Through his 200 business lectures he shared his experience and knowledge with me and other students. These lectures changed my life for better.

After NAO I enrolled at the National University of Medical Sciences to obtain a DO while working as a manual osteopath in York region with Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada (clinic # 60). Since 2 years ago our clinic received over 116 positive reviews from patients! We are in the top of Google review list in East Gwillimbury and Newmarket area!

I want to thank NAO for teaching me osteopathy and Dr Pourgol for making me a successful manual osteopath. I want to thank NUMSS for its amazing DO program and OCPCC for becoming the leader in osteopathic care.

If you want to become a successful manual osteopath NAO is your best choice. No other osteopathy college in Canada teaches you about business. No other school teaches you so many osteopathic techniques.

Ali Haghighi, RTP, DOMP
Manual Osteopath
Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada, clinic # 60
45 Gristmill RD, unit 9, Holland landing, ON L9N 1M7
Phone: 905-251-0162

PS. I added some reviews I received from happy patients!

Barb Everatt
I've never been to a manual Osteopath until now. I've had terrible aches and pains for over 10 years and have tried many different therapists over the last 2 years; ranging from chiropractic, massage, and lastly 6 months of physiotherapy which have all helped in their own way and still use some of them, it seems that after 4 visits now that my chronic pain has left. I have never felt so reassured, not rushed and confident that I will make a full recovery as I have with Ali Haghighi. He's honest about what he can and cannot fix, what I need to do i.e stretches. He takes his time, he comes across as very humble, very confident and I truly feel his professionalism and authenticity. I've been sharing my experience with everyone. Give him a try, what do you have to lose but less pain! Thanks from Barb in Holland Landing!
Really satisfied with my experience, very friendly staff and easy to book appointments which is key for me. I’ve been going to see Ali for osteopathy to try and heal my back pain. Ali is so thorough with what he does and takes the time to explain what he is doing and why he is doing it which is extremely helpful. He makes you understand your body and how to heal it. I felt so much better after just 1 appointment. It’s a very relaxing office and I highly recommend you give them a try!
Diane Falls
I booked an appointment the end of Dec with Ali who does Osteopathy. My main concern was lack of mobility in my neck and daily headaches. In 3 sessions my neck has mobility again and the headaches are gone. He is now working on better mobility in my hips and movement in my wrist from a break. Each treatment has positive results. I highly recommend seeing Ali!
Colin Lea
I came to the clinic with restricted range of motion in my left knee accompanied by sharp pain. I had been struggling to walk for 3 weeks. Two osteo visits later, the symptoms were gone and I'm back to being pain free and physically active.
Katherine Gow
Love osteopathy. I can't believe how terrific treatments have made me feel (had back surgery at 21).
Brenda Tomasso
The manual osteopath Ali is amazing!!! Very knowledgeable and experienced...I've had results already after only a few visits!!!!!